Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
General Permit for Use of Surficial Aquifer on the Eastern Shore [under development] [9 VAC 25 ‑ 910]
Creation of a General Permit for Use of the Surficial Aquifer on the Eastern Shore
General Information
Action Summary There is significant non-potable groundwater use from the confined aquifer system for agricultural activities such as irrigation and cooling for poultry houses. Various parties on the Eastern Shore, including the Eastern Shore Groundwater Committee propose that use of the surficial aquifer or water table aquifer for non-potable uses achieves greater long-term aquifer sustainability. This regulatory proposal will amend the existing groundwater withdrawal regulation to authorize the development of a general permit and create a new general permit regulation to promote use of the surficial aquifer on the Eastern Shore.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 9 VAC 25-910 General Permit for Use of Surficial Aquifer on the Eastern Shore [under development] Promulgate New Regulation
Other chapters
  9 VAC 25 - 610 Ground Water Withdrawal Regulations Amend Existing Regulation
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [006091]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
Associated Mandates Groundwater Withdrawal Incentives for Use of Surficial Aquifer in Eastern Shore Groundwater Management Area
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8695 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/06/2020.
9195 Proposed Comment period is underway and will end on 10/29/2021.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Scott Kudlas 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4456    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.